Lisbon is surrounded by surfing spots. As you move closer to the coast, you’ll notice the look of the people changes quite dramatically. Leather shoes are shunned for flip-flops, hairstyles get shaggier and sandier and tanned bodies get more toned.
The outskirts of Lisbon rival Sydney and Rio for cityside surf with breaks for all levels. For surf lessons and/or board hire try Guincho Surf School (tel: +351 91 753 5719; www.guinchosurfschool.com) or Moana Surf School (tel: +351 96 444 9436; www.www.moanasurfschool.com).